Sente Gote

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A local position in which play for one side is sente, but for the opponent is gote, is said to be a sente-gote position (or simply sente).

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Sente-gote position  

A simple sente-gote position is seen on the left. A play by White would be sente, whereas a play by Black would be gote, since White does not have to protect against the cut. The value of White's sente is three points.

A black play at W3 would also be worth three points, but in gote. Incidentally, since it is White's sente, Black's play is called Reverse sente.

Q: How many points does playing a sente-gote in sente gain?
A: see Sente Gains Nothing.


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Sente Gote last edited by Dieter on February 29, 2008 - 20:51
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